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  • Photos: Ohio College Adds Red Turf to Baseball Field

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    Colored synthetic turf fields at athletic facilities are nothing new. From Boise State's famed "smurf turf" blue to gray to black, we've seen fields in several colors other than green. But it's not everyday we see a baseball field go the colored turf route.

  • What a $130M Renovation Investment Bought the Bills

    by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014

    The money - $90 million of it from the state and county - aims to eliminate many of the 41-year-old stadium's more annoying and antiquated features.

  • Rooftop Owners Sue Chicago Over Wrigley Reno Plan

    by BRIAN SLODYSKO AND FRAN SPIELMAN August 2014

    Owners of the rooftop clubs near Wrigley Field sued the city Thursday, seeking to block a city-backed plan that will allow the Cubs to expand the aging ballpark.

  • School Testing Renovated Stadium Site for Sinkholes

    by Donna Walker Correspondent August 2014

    Sinkholes under the Conestoga Valley athletic field, track and bleachers spurred the district to ask for a geophysical survey of the area currently being readied for CV's newly renovated athletic stadium.

  • Mississippi State Wows With Plans for Baseball Stadium

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    Mississippi State is raising the bar when it comes to college baseball facilities. The school unveiled a $40 million plan for Dudy Noble Field on Tuesday that "aims to remake the Bulldogs’ home ballpark into the finest in college baseball." Looking at the renderings, and the fly-through video below, it's clear that goal isn't just hyperbole.

  • County Exec: Prove Bills Aren't Viable in Current Stadium

    by Jerry Zremski; News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014

    Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is pushing back hard against the NFL's demand that a new stadium be built for the Buffalo Bills, saying that paying for such a facility would be a burden that county taxpayers cannot and should not bear. In an interview this week, Poloncarz asked that the National Football League show him the financial records of the teams to prove whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is right when he says the Bills need a new home.

  • Goodell to Cuomo: NFL Sees New Bills Stadium As a Must

    by Tom Precious and Jerry Zremski; News staff reporters August 2014

    The NFL is stepping up its push for a new stadium in Western New York to host the Buffalo Bills, which league officials say is necessary to provide fans a better experience and to give the team and the league a shot of new revenue.

  • Private Support for Bucks Arena Could Reach $300M

    by Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 2014

    Two key players in the possible development of a new, multipurpose arena say they believe the amount of private-sector support will be significant, with one estimating it could reach as high as $300 million.

  • Detroit Arena Forced to Improve Disability Access

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The Detroit Red Wings may soon have a new home, but in the meantime, some upgrades are in order for their current one.

  • USC to Offer 'Toes-on-the-Turf' Premium Seating

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The latest trend coming to football stadiums is "toes-on-the-turf" experiences. Aside from strapping on a helmet and making a tackle, seating arrangements that allow fans to watch the game while standing on the playing surface are bringing them as close to the action as possible.